Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - #31

Before I get to my stuff, I want to remind everyone that this is part of a ring that is centered at Tami's blog. Please be sure to check out all of the cool projects over there.

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, a period of reassessment and revitalization for people in certain segments of Christianity. (Several years ago, a friend who is deeply engaged in another branch of Christianity came to me and asked me where Lent could be found in the Bible. That was an interesting conversation and showed both of us that we were coming from very different points of view within this faith tradition. I so appreciate the fact that there's so much variation and room for so many different kinds of people.)

Anyway, I got on the scale. This is not something I do very often, mainly because I don't like being governed by numbers, etc., etc., etc.; however, there is diabetes in my family, and it usually hits in the decade in which I find myself. So, because of the number I saw, my work in progress for the foreseeable future will have to be making the number smaller. It was a seriously scary number.

Moving along, my house is another work in progress, and this weekend with company coming over, I fixed the bathroom. I had two paintings on the wall: Summer and Winter. So, I painted up Spring and Fall. Here they are individually and as a group:

This is not great art, but it suits the purpose, and I'm pleased with these.


paula said...

Wow! You're a woman of many talents! Those are lovely. I gave up sweets for lent about 5 years ago and had lost 18 pounds by Easter, so I'm familiar with the feeling. Good luck to you with your efforts!

Tami Klockau said...

Good luck with the weight loss and Lent! I need to lose some weight too. :( I guess summer coming soon is good motivation for me. LOL

The paints are awesome!

autumngeisha said...

Love the seasonal themes of your paintings. My favorite is Autumn, of course! Good luck with the weight loss effort. That's a terrific WIP. Just remember to start out with a reasonable goal. This is a good website to check out:

Anonymous said...

Your paintings are lovely. :) What a wonderful addition to your home!

Affiknitty said...

How wonderful to have your own art on the wall!

Joycers said...

Great paintings!

nursenikkiknits said...

What a beautiful group of paintings. I can't decide if I like spring or winter the best.

Donald Michael Schwartz said...

I would also chime in and say that these painting are beautiful. You should be proud.
I just blogged about it.

Delusional Knitter said...

Those are beautiful paintings, and they go so well together. What a creative idea!